Air International 2020-01
D.Unwin - Historic Aircraft Belong in the Air /At the Controls/
The Collings Foundation's Boeing B-17 'Nine-O-Nine'. Tragically, this famous Flying Fortress was lost in an accident at Bradley Airport, Connecticut on October 2, 2019. The accident investigation is ongoing.
The Collings Foundation's 'Wings of Freedom' tour - a B-17, B-24, B-25 and P-51.
People want to see historic aircraft fly, and not just at airshows. This is the Goodwood Revival.
This is the instrument panel of a Douglas DC-6. It could carry up to 90 passengers at around 280kts and has more than a dozen power control levers.
Aircraft, such as the Collings Foundation's B-24 Witchcraft serve as flying memorials.
This is the instrument panel of a Boeing 787. It can carry up to 440 passengers at around 488kts and has two power control levers.
Only when an aircraft is in flight is it in its natural element.